Saturday, May 2, 2009

Subsequent DUIs

Occasionally, citizens arrested for DUI are also arrested for driving under suspension. When explaining the importance of requesting an Administrative Hearing with the Department of Public Safety, the client will tell me that it doesn't matter because they are currently suspending and they don't think that there is any reason to fight the new driver's license suspension.

It is these cases where it is especially important to fight the suspension. If the client is suspended, a further suspension will be tacked on to the current suspension. If the client is on a 180 suspension from a previous DUI, then the new suspension period will be for ONE YEAR and is NOT modifiable. If the client is on a one year suspension, then the new suspension will be for THREE YEARS and is NOT midifiable. It is important to fight the license suspension EVERY time.

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